Pindar Creative has released a mapping portal that enables schools, businesses and local communities in the North East Combined Authority area to produce their own personalised leaflets featuring a site-specific map. The resource was funded by Sustainable Travel Transition Year funding for the North East Combined Authority's Go Smarter programme.
News articles about Act TravelWise and sustainable transport initiatives along with published news in the press are published here. Members also regularly submit news items covering initiatives at their organisation.
The Department for Transport published the government's 'Transport Investment Strategy' on 5 July 2017. It sets out the DfT's priorities and approach for future transport investment decisions under the current minority government, aimed at "delivering a stronger, fairer Britain". A spend of £61 billion is planned between 2015/16 and 2020/21 to maintain and upgrade the road and rail network. The full 68-page paper, as well as a summary, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transport-investment-strategy
On Monday 26 June 2017, Act TravelWise held regional meetings in both London and Leeds, as well as a workshop in Leeds on 'Developing Cycling and Walking Networks'. Click to read an overview and links from each event.
DfT Press Release
The Government has published its £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys. [This will benefit England excluding London.]